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I am scheduled Monday to do an IV for three days of Solumedrol. Has anyone else done that and if so, what is your opinion. I am alittle nervous about it.
Does anyone how long it takes for the steroids to level off in your system and how long they stay there?
Hi, I've been on Solumedrol few times so far (3 days IV, 1gram) and thought I knew what to expect. But this one is different (had my last two days ago). FIrst of all - I had no energy booster (I took it for fatigue and vertigo this time). And now the withdrawal worse than ever! I've slept almost all day yesterday and all night (rare with medrol!) and am still feeling awfully: headache is killing me, I'm very dizzy and lightheaded, and I'm soooo tired! Please share your ideas about that.
First of all I was surprised I thought that I would be at my relative healthiest during this time, but obviously I was wrong, Now they want me to go on a three day run of iv solumedrol treatments and I am wondering if anyone has an experience or knowledge of such issues.
Hi Honey...I had IV Solumedrol in Oct. 2006 and again in Feb. 2007. In October, it was the most wonderful feeling to be able to function without pain again. My eye improved 100% and I felt good through it all...the downer was that it only lasted until February 2007. My symptoms from the Paratrigeminal Neuralgia came back, my eye drooped and the icepick restarted it's attack on my head. I had Solumedrol IV again for 3 days and felt great again other than the horrible taste in my mouth...
Although steroids help my MS symptoms almost instantly, the side effects for me are bad enough that I will do most anything to avoid taking them again. My Questions are how long does solumedrol stay in the system? How long after a treatment can they effect you mentally? I always develop bad anxiety when on steroids. This last time I was on IV for three days and a taper for ten. I had to take klonipin for the anxiety the last two times.
I do feel bloated but it has to be from all the liquids I am drinking lol I have 3 more treatments and hoping they all go that smoothly, she did leave me an eppy pen in case I have a reaction to them over the next three days and I will be doing it on my own. It is neat how they have the meds in a balloon bag that just needs hooked up to the IV and let run. She was here for like 3 hours showing me how to do everything, how to slean the IV and everything before I administer the meds.
How long does solumedrol stay in ones system? I need to know because I going to try to get pregnant, but I had IV Steriods for 3 days one month ago. I just want to know before we start trying.
I consistently use the search feature on this site. I typed in IV Ig. I guess the space made all the difference in the world because I came up with nothing. Reading that thread gave me some hope, as did reading from the link provided too. I feel a little better about going through with the IV Ig treatment. Space or no space. lol The only difference is that my neuro said I will be admitted in the hospital for it....5 days?? I will let you know what happens with it.
I have never felt worse in my life and I am still feeling the side effects of the steroids,how long for the side effects to diminish,because I am starting Copaxone next week.I am new to this forum and can use some advise.Thanks.
She brought a huge bag full of supplies..tubing, IV bags, gloves etc..she showed me how to set up/disinfect the thing in my arm, how to clamp off the tube..It was very intimidating. I felt like I had to learn to be a nurse in 2 hours. She also said that I could remove my IV on the 3rd day..it was very easy. Well, I am completely alone when I do the treatments and also removing the IV. My hubby is in Iraq..unfortunately because he is a combat life saver and knows how to do this stuff.
How long does solumedrol stay in ones system? I need to know because I going to try to get pregnant, but I had IV Steriods for 3 days one month ago. I just want to know before we start trying.
I also got thrush from them due to the supression of my immune system. They did help with the pain I was having in my leg though, helping reduce the inflammation to help me deal with the pain is the best thing. I however, did not like the steroids but I am sure I will do them again if need be.
I saw the neuro the next day (Friday) and he got me on solumedrol the following Monday. I was on for 5 days in a row. By the end of the third day the double vision was gone and by the end of the fourth day I could read again! I still, two months later, have a little residual nystagmus in my right eye and I need the cane when out and about, but not around the house. Fatigue is keeping me off work right now.
I named myself snapdraggin because while trying to come up with a name for another site I was starring out the window at my snapdraggon flowers and thought that was how I felt esp since I just finished IV Solumedrol meaning some days I feel I could snap and other days I'm draggin and the name stuck with me.
I don't know about IV steroids, but I have taken orals quite a few times in the past. One thing I noticed when on them, was just how wonderful food tastes. That being said, I think you should be treated to a nice dinner this weekend. Best of wishes to you, and many hopes to a speedy turn around Johnny D.
He had me go on home care IV SoluMedrol infusions during Christmas week. It was a non-existent Christmas this past year. No decorations, shopping, entertaining, gift giving or wrapping (just couldn't do any of it) -- except for gifts for the two granddaughters. I felt like I was living in an alternate world this year. I've been very gradually feeling improvement, but my hands are still messed up and my legs have a lot of tightness and cramping.
It is commonly misunderstood that use of IV steroids preserves vision in the long run. this has not been found to be true. But, it can relieve acute pain and acute vision loss. Here is a quote from eMedicine - "Optic Neuritis, Adult" from Medscape. (This whole article is great, well written and not too technical) """Medical Care The ONTT was a carefully performed randomized clinical trial and yielded useful information.
Three days of IV Solumedrol at home. MRI on the second day of the IV and a VEP (Visual Evoked Potentials) test a couple of weeks later. Another appointment for results. One lesion in the cerebrum of the brain. The VEP showed damage to the Right Optic Nerve. Doctor tells me, “Your vision may continue to improve over the next seven to nine months, but don't expect 100% improvement. Since you only have one lesion, it isn't a big deal right now, but we will have to watch it.
I've only had one relapse, a year ago which resulted in my MS diagnosis, but I was hospitalized for the 5-day IV Solumedrol. It was 4 x per day -- every 6 hrs. The reason for the hospital stay was the need for round-the-clock infusions (no infusion center available at all hours), PLUS Solumedrol can raise blood sugar to dangerous levels, so I had blood sugar tested every 4 or 6 hrs -- got up to 145 once, and 130 twice (I'm not diabetic). I was given insulin shots then.
really don't worry until it is in the 300's. I don't have diabetes but every time I have been on the iv solumedrol my sugar has been in the high 200's too and several doctors have told me it's normal no worries and sure enough it goes away after. Keep up the great work!
You are better off with a course of IV steroids. Three days of IV Solumedrol at home. MRI on the second day of the IV and a VEP (Visual Evoked Potentials) test a couple of weeks later. Another appointment for results. One lesion in the cerebrum of the brain. The VEP showed damage to the Right Optic Nerve. Doctor tells me, “Your vision may continue to improve over the next seven to nine months, but don't expect 100% improvement.
For those of you who have had to get the solu-medrol treatment IV for 5 days, how did this affect you and your body? It has been a couple weeks since I stopped the out-patient treatment for the IV. I am still awake a lot of the time when I should be sleeping. I got about 2 hours of sleep last night, and today, I lay down to rest and I can't still.
Since it was so long after the fact, I can't see how it could have been related. What is weird though is that I cannot think of any other possible trigger. The hives just appeared out of the blue. I did not eat or drink anything different and was taking no other meds. Whatever I was reacting to, it was not as bad as yours sounds. I just broke out in itchy, big red hives all over my body. They were in a symmetrical pattern on both sides of my body.
This IV regime is Depakote 500mg IV, Magnesium 2 grams IV, Phenergan 25mg IV, +/- DHE, Solumedrol 1 gram IV, Toradol 30mg IV; given once daily for 3-5 days. Another possiblity is that you are having seizures (focal seizures) arising from the occipital lobes (in the back of the brain). This causes primary color light shows or hallucinations of formed objects if in the parietal lobes (although I think this is much less likely than migraines).
I been googling around but can't seem to find any answers about how long the drug stays in your system, and how often you test yourself with this silly pin prickler thing. Feeling totally stressed, ectopic heartbeats are back - and this is just after I was starting to feel better after being with my therapist when I THOUGHT I was at my lowest, but it seems yoo can go even lower, but I have positive thooughts in my head and I will not let this get to me I promsise you all that.
So plan of action blood tests, LP and based on the results 5 days of IV solumedrol. Bloods all came back normal. CSF showed low chloride, low immunoglobulin, negative for bands and everything else was normal. So about to have dose 3 of the solumedrol - terrible hot flushes( I like to call them power surges so ppl be warned LOL) am puffed up pink and fed up! I am going to sit him down this am and ask him what his line of thought is.
Usually these days my neuro orders 3 days IV solumedrol at home now to calm my flare down. The last time, the solumedrol didnt work so I was admitted for 10 days and had plasmapheresis. I was wondering if anyone has had this. Outcomes? Opinions or knowledge on this treatment? I was to get admitted again last week for another round, but, the first time was no picnic.
Prednisone affects all of your body functions including renal function, decreasing your WBC, fluid rentention, bone density and the possiblity of avascular necrosis to your hip joint necessitating hip joint replacement, changes in your immune system, as well as elevations in blood sugar levels which could lead to diabetes, etc. I am now taking Copaxone. It causes no side effects, short of the transient sting of the drug.
To reassure you, yes, what you experienced is very typical with steroids, it won't cause any long term issues, and it won't harm you in any way. You just have to ride it out,. Hang in there...let us know how you're doing!
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